The International Style is the “English” form of partner dancing. This style is typically learned after you have a base knowledge of the American Style. It most often is used competitively, but many people enjoy dancing this style socially as well.
International Style has two categories: Standard – which includes the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Viennese Waltz, and Latin– which includes Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive, and Paso Doble.
International Waltz is elegant and graceful and lots of fun! This dance will help you to acquire poise and grace. The International version of Waltz differs from American Style as it stays in closed positions throughout the dance. You will use this dance at Ballroom dances, weddings, charity events as well as other events.
A traditional fast Waltz that is timeless! This Viennese Waltz is most elegant but due to the speed we encourage you to become fluent in slow Waltz first in order to enjoy this spectacular fast Waltz! You will use Viennese Waltz at social dances and competitions as well at a “Strauss Ball”!
International Tango is quite a dynamic and dramatic passionate dance that is so much fun. You will be quickly caught up in the Tango’s powerful and rhythmic cadence. This form of Tango can be done on both the social and competitive floor however we recommend social dancers to learn the American style first.
A fast moving Foxtrot dance. The Quickstep is full of energy and so much fun! However we do recommend that you be fluent in Foxtrot before learning Quickstep. This way you will enjoy learning and dancing this great smooth dance! You will use this dance on the social floor as well as at competitions.
This fast version of Swing is characteristic of international style. It is fast and furious and so much fun. Many contemporary fast Swing songs can be used as well as traditional Jive music. This dance is used at competitions but you will find fast Swings played at various events which Jive would be perfect for! [...]
The International version of Foxtrot is smooth, elegant and rich in flowing movements. This form of Foxtrot is danced mainly at competitions but advanced social dancers will also include this in their repertoire as it can be danced to social Foxtrot music.
Hot and sexy and lots of fun are the best ways to describe this Latin dance. This form of Cha Cha can be used on the social dance floor and is used in competitions. If you are interested in social dancing we recommend first learning the American style version to get started. Once you can [...]